Research Affiliates - Canadian & International

Assistant Professor in the School of Physical & Occupationall Therapy

Research Interests: Global Health, Global Health Governance, Political Economy and Public Health, Civil Society Organizations and Global Health, International Trade Agreements and Chronic Disease, The World Health Organization, Global Health Diplomacy.

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Kevin McQuillan, recently appointed deputy provost, Jan. 1, 2014 at the University of Calgary is a native of Montreal, received his B.A. at the University of Toronto and his Ph.D. at Princeton University. He taught at the University of Western Ontario from 1977-2007 in the Department of Sociology and served as department head and Director of the Population Studies Centre. He moved to the University of Calgary as Professor of Sociology and Dean of Social Sciences in 2007. Following the creation of a new Faculty of Arts, he served as the first dean of the Faculty. He is currently a member of the Department of Sociology and a fellow of the School of Public Policy.

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(Director - Centre on Population Dynamics)

Prof. Clark is a demographer whose research focuses on gender, health, and life course transitions in sub-Saharan Africa.  After receiving her Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1999, Dr. Clark served as program associate at the Population Council in New York (1999 to 2002) and as an Assistant Professor at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago (2002 to 2006). In the summer of 2006, she joined the Department of Sociology at McGill as an Associate Professor.  Prof. Clark is the founding Director of the Centre on Population Dynamics and also directs the CFI-funded Life History, Health, and HIV/AIDS data laboratory

Research Areas

Social demography; family dynamics; child well-being; HIV/AIDS; adolescent transitions; and life course methods.

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Dr. Shirley Hsaio-Li Sun studies family, population and genomic medicine in global contexts. She is a Visiting Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC) for AY2014-2015, while on sabbatical leave from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, where she is an Associate Professor of Sociology. She is a graduate of New York University, and the author of Population Policy and Reproduction in Singapore: Making Future Citizens (Routledge, 2012).

Tier 2 CRC in Migration & Ethnic Relations

Haan uses ‘big data’ to understand how people respond to changes in industry: do they move when their plant closes? Do they rely on social assistance? Answers will inform debates on a wide range of topics, including employment insurance, labour market development, immigration and, more generally, the role of governments and citizens in a post-industrial welfare state.

Dr. Tom Noseworthy is Associate Chief Medical Officer, Strategic Clinical Networks & Clinical Care Pathways, Alberta Health Services.  He is also Director, Centre for Health and Policy Studies, Professor (Health Policy and Management) and Head, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary. In 2007, he was named by the Governor General as a Member of the Order of Canada for his contributions to medicine and health care policy.

Dr. Constantine E. Passaris, is Professor of Economics at the University of New Brunswick, Chair of the New Brunswick Advisory Board on Population and a Member of the Academic Scientific Board for the International Institute of Advanced Economic and Social Studies( Italy).


Research Interests: Population economics, immigration, multiculturalism, globalization, economic governance, public policy.


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Miles Corak is a full professor of economics with the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa, where he has worked since 2007 teaching principles of economics in a way relevant for public policy, as well he teaches labour economics, social policy, and statistical research methods.

Much of his research involves comparisons across countries. It focuses on labour markets and social policy, and is detailed in published articles on topics dealing with child poverty, access to university education, social and economic mobility, and unemployment. Currently he is working on issues dealing with the socio-economic status of immigrants and children of immigrants, and also with comparisons in the development and well-being of children in the rich countries.

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Inequality and Life Chances

Nico Stehr is Karl Mannheim Professor of Cultural Studies at the Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen, Germany and Director of the European Center for Sustainability Research at his university. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Research Interests:  Center on the transformation of modern societies into knowledge societies and associated developments in different major social institutions of modern society (e.g. science, politics, governance, the economy, inequality and globalization) as well as the societal consequences of climate change. He has published more than 40 books and many refereed articles.

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